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Operations at a Glance

Operations at a Glance

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Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electric and natural gas company, with annual revenues of $10.9 billion. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., we have regulated operations in eight Midwestern and Western states, and provide a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to approximately 3.5 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through four operating companies.

States served:
Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin

12,501  (includes full-time, part-time and temporary employees as of 12/31/2013)

2013 Total revenues:
$10.9 billion

2013 Earnings:
$905 million

2013 Total corporate giving:
$37.7 million (includes donations from the Xcel Energy Foundation, energy assistance contributions, employee giving programs and in-kind contributions, as well as the value of employee volunteer hours)

2013 Energy assistance contributions:
$7.1 million

Electricity operations

2013 Electricity revenues: $8.5 billion

Customers: 3.5 million

Transmission lines: 87,617 conductor miles

Distribution lines: 193,114 conductor miles

Natural gas operations

2013 Natural gas revenues: $1.9 billion

Customers: 1.9 million

Transmission pipeline: 2,248 miles

Distribution pipeline: 33,872 miles

2013 Owned Generating Plants


Type Plants Summer Net Dependable Capacity in Megawatts (MW)* Units
Coal 13 7,597 MW 27
Natural Gas 27 6,758 MW 69
Nuclear 2 1,594 MW 3
Hydro 26 378 MW 79
Oil 3 10 MW 14
Refuse-Derived Fuel 3 52 MW 6
Wind 3 326 MW** 238
Solar 4 42* MW 4
Total 77 16,785 MW 440

*Net generating capacity is 327 MW for Xcel Energy owned wind energy facilities. Summer net dependable capacity is determined to be lower because wind generation is an intermittent resource and is only available when ambient wind conditions exist.

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Our products and services differ based on state. Please select your state (or the state you're interested in) from the list to the left.

Why do our products and services differ based on state? Because our business is regulated by state. We have regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. The different regulatory body for each state we serve determines what products and services we deliver in that state.